Nissan is a nationally interesting river for salmon and sea trout, which extends from the mouth of the Gulf of Laholms and about 20 km upstream to Oskarström.
The river, with its length of 186 km, is one of southern Sweden's longest rivers. The southern parts, just before the river opens into the Gulf of Laholms, have a long tradition of good fishing opportunities. It was in Nissan and in the sea outside Halmstad that the famous Halmstad salmon was caught and exported as early as the 17th century. A lot of salmon were fished in our streams, but in the 20th century the last salmon were caught, due to poorer water quality. Now the salmon is back, to the great pleasure of all anglers.
The fishing area has a large selection of varied fishing for both the experienced fly fisherman and the happy amateur. The most common is spinning fishing, but Nissan also offers a lot of really nice fly routes.
At the castle mill's power plant in Halmstad, it is a popular spin fishing route. For fly fishermen, the stretches in Sennan and Sperlingsholm are good. The taxi pool at Sennans Taxi is popular as is the Military Wad and Helgarpsforsen. Colorful flies are recommended as the water is dark and amber.
The US minister in Sweden during the late 19th century, William Widgery Thomas Jr., writes in his book "From castle to hut" that at Oskarström it was a "good salmon fishing during the summer". He had a favorite spot on a cliff in Maredsforsen, which was named Minister Thomas Cliff. In the clear, next amber water, he counted 100 salmon jumps for 12 minutes.
In the 1920s there was a sharp decline in water quality and the last salmon were caught at Slottsmöllan 1921-22. The main reason for this negative phase was the expansion of hydropower plants and cellulose factories. Active fishing has been carried out in Nissan in recent years and the liming has been significant.
It was not until 1970 that a hatchery was built at Oskarström and this year 0.6 million fertilized rum was added from 40 hugged females. In 1979, the first salmon smolt was exposed to trials in Nissan. Trout had been trapped in Nissan for several years. The catch has been very good. Today, salmon reproduce naturally again in Nissan and Senneån. The first salmon chick was found in the summer of 1981. In the spring of 1988, 5000 natural smolts were estimated to have migrated from Nissan. Every year over 30000 smolt are transplanted.
Nissans fiskevårdsområdesförening bildades 1987 för att göra fisket tillgängligt för allmänheten.
En aktiv fiskevård har bedrivits i Nissan under senare år och kalkningen har varit betydande.
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